Goddess Bhoomi and Vastu Purush are honoured in the rite known as "Bhoomi Pooja" (deity of directions). Mother Earth is referred to as Bhoomi. The goal of this pooja is to clear the land of any negative impacts and Vastu doshas in order to facilitate a smooth building.
WHOM DOES THE BHOOMI POOJA WORSHIP?
This Bhoomi pooja ceremony is performed in honour of Pancha boothas, Goddess Bhoomi, and Vastu Purusha (the five elements of nature). This pooja is performed in accordance with the principles of Vastu Shastra. Additionally, the deity of the directions is revered in order to remove Vaastu doshas and negative consequences from the land.
WHAT PLACE DOES THE BHOOMI POOJA TAKE PLACE?
The north-east corner of the construction site, which is regarded as the sacred corner, is where Bhoomi Pooja is always carried out. The reason is to ensure that the North-East level is always lower than the rest of the site when digging, which will allow morning and continuous light to enter the entire site.
DO'S AND DON'Ts AFTER LAND OR "BHOOMI" PURCHASE.
Compound wall: Prior to building the house, the compound wall must be built. In comparison to the other walls of the home, the south-west portion of the wall should be taller. The walls along the east and north sides should be thinner than those along the south and west sides.
After choosing a construction site, one must cultivate plants on the property.
It is even more auspicious to keep a cow or calf on your property.
Performing Bhoomi Pooja is highly beneficial since it enhances a person's happiness and wealth.
WHO OUGHT TO CONDUCT BHOOMI POOJA?
The family patriarch and his wife are responsible for performing this puja. Additionally, a priest must be present as you do this rite honouring the Mother Earth. You will be given all the information necessary for a Shubh Muhurat of the pooja by an expert priest. He can also assist in completing the assignment correctly.
WHAT ADVANTAGES DO BHOOMI POOJAS HAVE?
Prior to building a structure or using land for cultivation, it is important to ask Mother Earth for her blessings. This ceremonial pooja cleanses the area, guarantees that the land is free of any evil, and lessens its negative effects. In addition, the Bhoomi Pooja aids in the obstacle-free accomplishment of tasks.
The reason is that completing the pooja allows the owner to psychologically feel as though his family's safety and well-being are ensured. It also brings in business for the priests. The pooja is thought to ensure improved yields if the land is used for agricultural purposes.
WHEN SHOULD A BHOOMI POOJA BE CONDUCTED?
The best months for Bhoomi pooja are Shravan, Margshirsh, Paush, and Kartik.
Date: The date for Bhoomi puja is determined by Vastu time. It frequently occurs twice per month.
The best times are: Monday and Thursday throughout the workweek are good days for this puja. For this pooja, these two days are extremely auspicious. Furthermore, this pooja must not be performed on Saturdays, Sundays, or Tuesdays.
Divaskarma, Hadpaksha, and Shraadh paksha are best avoided for such auspicious activities.
AVOIDING WHAT DURING BHOOMI POOJA?
Avoid these days:
On Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays, this pooja must not be performed. For this pooja, these days are not very lucky.
Pakshas to stay away from: For such fortunate action, it is best to avoid Divaskarma, Hadpaksha, and Shraadh Paksha.
The fourth, ninth, and fourteenth teethis should not be used for this puja.
When a female household member is more than seven months pregnant, don't start the construction job.
WHAT ACTIONS MUST BE TAKEN TO CONDUCT BHOOMI POOJA?
Cleaning of Site: Before beginning the pooja, the site must be cleaned. Additionally, the area needs to be cleared of all rubbish holes and the earth must be cleaned.
Creating a pit Second, a pit needs to be dug at the construction site in a north-easterly orientation.
Thirdly, when doing the pooja, the owner should sit with their back to the East.
Idols: On a spotless platform, worshippers should assemble their idols of Ganesha, Lakshmi, and other deities.
After that, the red-clothed coconut used in the pooja is buried in the earth. Also buried underground are silver statues of Naag and Naagin.
Five limes are smashed and placed in the site's centre and four corners after the pooja.
The Ganesh puja is the first ceremony that initiates any auspicious work. Then a havan is performed.
Devi pooja, making a Sankalpa, shatkarma, pran pratishtha, and Manglik dravya sthapana are among the other important rites.
WHAT ARE THE OTHER RITUALS TO BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO AND DURING CONSTRUCTION OTHER THAN BHOOMI POOJA?
Before the house is built, there are five rites that must be performed. Here is a succinct description of them: Visit Rituals Before Construction for additional information.
The first ceremony is the Bhoomi or Vastu Pooja, which honours the land by being offered.
Balidaana, which is the Hindu religion's offertory ritual, is the second ritual.
The third is Hala Karshaana, where the site is levelled.
The fourth rite, known as Ankuraa-Roopana, is spreading the seeds.
Shilaanyaasa, or the laying of the foundation stone, is the fifth and last ceremony performed before construction can begin.